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nd Pacific Northwest, and Other
Thing Worth Knowing.
Fire that caused damage of about
175,000 destroyed several buildings at
Milton, Oregon, Monday.
A 1)111 carrying salary Increase lor
postal employes, differing In many re
spects from the one approved recent
ly by the senate, was passed Monday
by the house.
A monument second only In size to
that of George Washington will be
dedicated to Jefferson Davis, only
president of the Confederate slates of
America, at his birthplace, Fuirvlew,
. Ky., June 7.
An appropriation of fl,500,000 for
the construction of a sanitary fire
proof hospital at the national home
for disabled volunteer soldiers, Santa
Monica, Cal., would be authorized un
der a bill passed by the house.
Peter Iverson of Poulsbo announced
his candidacy for the republican nom
ination for governor of Washington In
a statement published In Olympia
Monday. With the announcement Mr.
IverBon Issued a statement of his
Farmers, trades union men, social
ists, members of the non-partisan
league and other groups and Indi
viduals opposed to the two domin
ant political parties In America met
in San Francisco Saturday, through
300 delegates, and set In motion a
third party In the state.
Mra. Honry Landos, whoso husband
Is dean of the school of science of the
University of Washington, was chosen
president Monday of the Seattle city
council, to which she was elected two
yenrs ago. In Jier new capacity she
will he acting mayor when the chief
... exocutive Is out of town.
Britain's Imports for the financial
year ended March 31 totaled 1,120,200,-
000 pounds sterling, according to the
i Hoard of Trade Journal. Exports of
British produce and manufactures for
. the same porlod were 776,200.000 and
' exports of foreign and colonial mer
chandise wore 129,100,000 pounds.
Declared "guilty" late Saturday of
teaching doctrines not hold by the
Protestant Episcopal church, William
j Montgomery Brown, retired bishop
; from Arkansas, asserted his case was
far from sottlod. "I cannot be do
! posed," he said, and this was supple
mented by formal notice of appeal,
, filed by his counsel.
With a demand that there be a vote
! Immediately on the Uurdlng-Coolidge
; world court plan, or, fulling that, an
j extra senate session for that purpose,
a lettor signed by Beveral men prom-
hit'ut in national and academic circles,
, was forwarded Tuesday to President
ate foreign relations committee.
A decision that may have the effect
of reopening the whole field of litiga
tion involved in the big five packers'
consent decree case, was handed down
; Tuesday by the District of Columbia
court of appeals. Reversing a lower
j court ruling, the court of appeals up
j held the right of the California co-
operative canilories to Intervene in the
i Final arguments in the federal trade
commission case against the Douglas
Fir Exploitation & Export company
and 107 other northwest lumber com
panies were opened in Washington,
D. C. Monday. The commission com
. plaint charges the respondents with
: price-fixing operations. The companies
1 named control 85 per cent of the
Douglas fir lumber industry of the
The McNary-IIaugen export corpor
ation bill was finally killed in the
house Tuesday afternoon by the over
whelming vote of 224 to 154. Imme
diately the republican steering com
mittee granted an audience to repre
sentatives of the agricultural districts,
resulting in the docislon to have a now
bill drafted by which the war finance
corporation would be authorized to
purchase all of the exportable sur
plus of the 1924 wheat crop and swine,
also the products of wheat and swine,
with a view to stabilizing the pro
ducer's prices. The president also
would be empowered to declare an em
bargo on either of these staples. The
authority of the war finance corpora
tion would run to July 1, 1925, while
the McNary-Haugen bill provisions
extended over five years.
FAILS TO PROVIDE FUNDS
Cash Ilonu Payments Under Itonus
Law Delayed by Congress,
Washington, I), C Failure of con
gress to pass the second deficiency up
proprlullon bill, currying among other
Ileum one for administering the bonus
luw, was discussed by President Cool
Idgo and Budget Dlroctor Lord Mon
day at a Whlto House conferencn,
after which it was indicated that the
action wus not expected to delay ser
iouHly operation of the compensation
It has been pointed out by officials
that several months must necessarily
clupse before paymonts under the luw
could be started and that meantime
administrative expenso would be the
only necessity. Favorable action on
tho bill In December, it was Indicated
after Monday's conference, would
meet the situation,
Federul incomo tnxpnyers, however,
who made full payments on March 15
will not bo able to get their 25 per
cent refund allowed by the now rev
enue law until the hill is passed. An
appropriation of more than ?1G,000,
000 to be used in making tho refunds
was carried in the bill,
The whole situation created by the
failure of the deficiency bill was gone
over at the conference, and aftorwards
it was said that only one provision of
tho bill would be carried out in full,
an item for $3,500,000 to fight the foot
and mouth disease in Cullfornla. Direc
tor Lord said funds for this were avail
able from a surplus in the agricultural
department, but that other provisions
would have to wait until December.
There were no Indications whatever
that President Coolldge had any In
tontlon of calling a special session of
congress to pass the bill, which car
ried appropriations of about $198,000,
000, although Director Lord declared
there was no way of obtaining ,tho
funds otherwise. The reclamation pro
gram carried in the bill was discussed
by the president with Senator Borah.
Senator Borah held It would bo pos
sible for the secretary of the Interior
to take care of settlors on the reclama
tion projects by postponement of
forfeiture clause to meet tho imme
JAPS RAID AMERICAN
DANCE IN T0KI0
Toliio. Japanese seeking to solidify
national sentiment against the new
law excluding them from the United
States carried their campaign Into
the foreign quarters here Saturday,
breaking up a dance at the Imperial
A bund of 30 renin, or political
ruffians, raided tho dance, and by in
sulting and profane speeches and ac
tions created such a disturbance that
a free-for-all fightwas averted only by
Interference of some of the calmer
Japanese guests, who persuaded the
Intruders to leave.
The ronin took possession of the
dance floor and made a number of
bitter and profune anti-Amerlcnn
speeches, which they punctuated by
dunces with, swords drawn, Two
American women fainted.
it was learned from authoritntlve
Japanese sources friendly to America
that this demonstration was only part
of a larger affair which has been plan
ned with the Intention of evicting nil
Americans from the country.
Hand-hills scattered by the ronin
before they departed demanded de
port ut Ion of all Americans, boycotts
against American merchandise and
motion pictures, exclusion of Amer
icans from Japan, abrogation of all
treaties between the two countries
and "abolition of the evil of, dancing,
which is ruining our country."
The handbills bore the signature
"Great Forward association."
Up to tonight, the American com
munity here hud not directly felt the
effects of the enactment in the United
States of the exclusion law. For thai
reason the demonstration made a pro
found impression, which also was
manifested ' in official circles. The
American charge d'affaires was among
those at the hotel when the dance was
No interference was tendered the
ronin by the police, who were said
to have been told of the program in
advance. Newspaper photographers,
also forewarned, were stationed in ad
vantageous positions about the room
where the demonstration took place.
Rate Plea Is Denied.
Washington, D. C. The Supremo
court has refused to grant 60 days'
time for the tiling of petitions for re
hearlngs In the recently decided cases
Involving long and short haul rates
as applied to Portland and Astoria,
Or., presented iu two cases brought
by the San Francisco & Portland
Stenmship company and the director
general of railroads against A. J. Har
rington, and one against the Portland
Measure For Bonus Money
Fails to Pass.
FARMERS' AID LOSES
Postul Puy Increases Also Go By
Ilourds When President
Exerts Veto Power
Washington, D. C Congress ended
its six months session Saturday night
in an atmosphere of controversy and
turmoil characteristic of the bitter dis
sension which has marked its proceed
ings from the start.
Western senators and representa
tives in the final flours of the ses
sion fought and lost a deBperate fight
for legislation to relieve the farmer
and to reform tho reclamation policy
of the government.
Many other measures, including the
bill authorizing construction of eight
new cruisers and modernization of
battleships and the deficiency appro
priation bill carrying funds to begin
operation of the bonus law and for
many other purposes, failed In the.
final crush of legislation when the ses
sion ended automatically at 7 P. M.
Not only did the deficiency bill go
down in defeat in the race against
timo, but a special resolution adopt
ed in the last live minutes by the
house to make the bonus appropriation
availublo regardless, was lost in the
Benate. Republican leaders declared
that only a special session of congress
could provide the necessary funds for
the initial costs of the compensation
The deficiency bill Itself was block
ed at the last minute by Senator Pitt
man, democrat, Nevada, becauso the
omission of a reclamation appropria
tion proposed by him, and action on
the emergency bonus resolution was
prevented by objections by Senators
Borah, republican, Idaho, and King,
The postal salaries increase bill,
passed by both Benate and bouse by
almost unanimous votes, also went by
the board when Presidnet Coolidge
vetoed it on the ground that It was
"extravagant." No effort to call it
up for re-passage was made in the
short time remaining.
A renewal of the Teapot Dome de
bate in the senate, growing out of a
futile effort by Senator Walsh of Mon
tana to obtain approval of the ma
jority report of the oil committee, tied
up business at that end of the capital
most of the afternoon.
The house cleaned up "many minor
bills, but spent most of the day quar
reling over the reclamation legisla
tion, which had been attached by the
senate to the deficiency bill. The
principal features of the administra
tion's reclamation plan finally were
accepted, but other changes were made
to which the sonate would not agree.
Cancer Cause Learned.
Philadelphia. The North Amorican
said Monday in an article withheld
from publication for 15 months, "in
the interest of science," that the cause
of cancer has been discovered, also
a treatment for it, which, though still
in experimental Btage, "is producing
The discoverer is Dr. T. G. Glover,
a native of Toronto, Canada, who, the
article says, has established scientifi
cally that the disease is due to micro
organism. Dr. Glover has located the
germ and proved by the "conclusive
laboratory test known as the 'Koch
cycle' " its part as the causative
factor. Dr. Glover has conducted his
research work in New York City for
Snow Strikes Montana.
Missoula, Mont. Kalispell emerged
Sunday from one of the worst snow
storms in the history of Flathead val
ley, In which all records of precipita
tion for 24 hours were broken, accord
ing to a telegram received from Kalis
pell by the Missoulian 2.24 inches of
moisture fell. The storm broke early
Saturday morning and Sunday morn
ing nine inches of heavy wet snow had
fallen. The moisture relieves the
Public Debt Reduced.
Washington, D. C Pre-war interest
rates appeared on government securi
ties Saturday with the announcement
by the treasury of its June fiscal pro
gram. The operation Includes an issue
of J150.000.000 in securities of indebt
edness and indicates a cut in the pub
lic debt of $350,000,000.
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STNOPSIS. On the banks of
the Wabash stand Texle Colin
and Jack Warhope, young and
vary much In love. Texle l the
only daughter of old Pap Simon,
rleh man and money-lender. Jack
la the orphan bound boy of pap
Simon, who had foreclosed a
mortgage on the Warhope estate.
At first Texle and Jack talk sadly
of, Kn Colin, the girl's missing
brother. Then Jack says thai In
ten days hla servitude will be
over, that he will ride out Into
the big world to seek his fortune.
Both know what that will mean
to them, Texle and Jack tnlk of
the red lock of "Bed Colin," In
herited by Ken. And Jack says,
he's coming 'bark as soon an he
finds gold In California. Then
arrives the new preacher, He v.
CHAPTER II Continued.
"Mercy I but you're a hard man t'
herd. Don't y'u know you're goln'
home with uy t' supper?"
"First 1 lienr'd of it," the woodsman
drawled, shifting his shoulder against
The girl glanced at the preacher
standing at the edge of the road,
Jerked her head ever so slightly toward
him a motion so elusive that It would
have escaped anybody else but Jack
Warhope and lowered her voice to a
"We'll git 'Ira f tell us about Ken."
She turned away. The shoulders
left the porch post, and the man fol
lowed. The old banker was holding out his
hand for the letters, He glanced them
over, grunted, thrust them unopened
Into the pocket of his faded cont; mut
tered a word, drew them forth again,
sorted out one, stared bard at the ad
dress and postmark ; and then, with a
half petulant grlmnce, knocked the
bunch of letters together, crammed
them back into his pocket nngaln and,
followed by the others, trudged away
up the road.
The venerable widow, like the rest
of the village, must have been on the
lookout for the new preacher, for she
was at the door to meet him as he
came up the walk with the others. The
old banker presented him.
"So glad to have you come, Brother
Hopkins. It has been so dreadfully
lonesome since I"
The mild old eyes loated full of
tears. The preacher seemed not to
"I saw your husband's obituary In
one of the church papers."
The widow dabbed at her eyes with
a black-bordered handkerchief; the
preacher. In his hesitating, jerky way,
' "I Immediately wrote to Mr. Colin
offering to come on a ah sort of va
cation trip and serve the congregation
until the vacancy could be filled. I
was the more attracted to the thought
of coming because my health bad
given way under the dual strain of
preaching and teaching. And then, too,
I had heard much about Buckeye and
the Flatwoods from a ah classmate
of mine while a student in the college
In which I now have the honor to hold
The banker frowned thoughtfully;
Texle glanced at Jack. , ,
Evening shadows were gathering
thick In the corners of the room. The
old man, becoming aware of them,
glanced about him and turned to the
"Well, Sister Mason, if you don't
mind, I'll jist show Brother Hopkins
the study, and then you better g' 'long
over with us t' supper."
With the fine courtesy of "one, trained
to the parsonage, she excused herself ;
the old banker went on:
"I b'lleve you said he was t' have
the' use of the study?"
The Widow Mason was only too well
used to the crisp curt ways of Simon
Colin. She turned to the young
"Brother Hopkins, 1 don't want you
to feel that you are to have merely
the study. My home is your home.
Please feel free to use all of It or any
part of It." '
The young preacher bow(d very low,
and turned to the banker, who led the
way up the stairs with as much au
thority as If he owned the place
which, Inreality, be did.
The study, with its writing desk and
leather easy chair, with its shelves
and shelves of books, showed that Its
late owner had been a man of studi
ous habits and apparently scbolurly at
tainments. An immense apple-tree grew by the
east window, thrusting its stout
branches so close as almost to brush
the panes. Through its opening blos
soms and half sprung leaves enough
of the day remained to catch a view
of the old banker's two or three acres
of park-like orchard that lay between
the parsonage and the red-roofed cot
tage. The young preacher stood at the
window and gazed out over the or
chard, aromatic with promise, green
with Its thick mat of blue-grass, white
under the trees where the blossoms
The banker slapped him on the
shoulder. He must have been deeply
absorbed In the spell of the place, with
its quiet and repose, tor he started and
"I must have been dreaming."
The old man tossed a band toward
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RED LOCK I
ATaje of the Fiatwooda
Dr DAVID ANDERSON
Author of "The Blue Moon"
Copyright by The Bobbe-Merrill Co.
"Not s' bud, is it?"
"It Ib very beuutlful."
"I 'lowed y'u'd like it." The old man
rubbed his long bony hands together
In a sort of grim satisfaction. "My
daughter fools away hours and hours
in that seut yonder under the big
maple by the spring. 1 'low tber' ain't
a bird comes by she cayn't mock."
The preacher looked at him curi
ously, liulf sternly.
"I can well believe you," he said.
"A girl like your daughter, with her
quite obvious gifts and possibilities,
and so much a part of this wonderful
profusion of wild nature about her,
would naturally seek some such diver
sion to keep her life from starving
In this out-of-the-way place."
The money-lender pondered these
words and seemed on the point of re
senting them; but only Jerked his
thumb toward the window again.
"Took a right smart pile t' fix It
up like that. Money wasted, 1 tell 'er.
We'll go across that way t' the house,
If y'u like."
"It would please me greatly."
The momentary sternness had left
the eyes behind the spectacles, the
jerky precise voice had resumed its
When they came down, Texle and
Jack had already gone out Into the
yard. Mrs. Mason was standing in
the door, talking to them.
The cray-halred gentlewoman turned
to the preacher.
"Brother Hopkins, won't you please
run over for a few minutes after sup-
"Brother Hopkins, Won't You Please
Run Over for a Few Minutes After
per? I have so longed to talk with a
minister since since "
"It is a minister's duty to go where
his people call him," he said, in a voice
pitched to reach the ears of the others,
as it might have seemed. "I shall be
very pleased to come."
He bowed himself out and Joined
the half Impatient banker on the door
step. "Come on," the old man called to
the others down the walk, "we're goin'
across the orch'Id. Brother Hopkins
'lows he'd like to."
There was no gate between the
banker's park-like orchard and the
parsonage yard. The fence had to be
climbed. When they reached It the
preacher offered his hand to the girl,
who, to the amazement of the woods
man, took It and allowed him to lift
her down a concession that meant
much in the Flatwoods.-
At the bridge over Eagle run-,
merely a huge foot log broad-axed flat
along the top the girl allowed the
preacher to assist her again, and the
woodsman was treated to his second
surprise. He had seen her, hundreds
of times, skip across that log as sure
footed as a squirrel.
The path beyond led past the big
maple with the rustic seat beneath the
shelter of Its far-flung branches. At Its
roots a spring gushed np, lapping the
white pebbles of the tiny gutter It had
worn for itself on Its way to Eagle run.
"Whispering spring," said Texle sim
ply, raising her eyes to the preacher.
"Jack named It that. He can think
of s' many names f'r things. He's a
poet, I guess."
The woodsman fidgeted. The preach
er glanced toward him, but made no
"My brother. Ken, use- t' tell me the
fairies come down out of the cliffs at
night t' dance around Whispering
spring, and I b'lleved him I b'lieved
everything he told me them days and
1 use' t" watch f'r the fairies."
She looked up at the preacher; then
back Into the spring.
"Do you b'lleve in fairies?" She
asked the question as if she hoped be
did believe in them.
He glanced down at the reflected
face In the water. "Tes; there's a
fairy peeping into the spring right
The old bunker grunted; the woods
man turned to the face behind the
huge spectacles. It was th first thing
the preacher had said that caught bit
The girl was so entirely an un
spoiled creature of the woods that she
let the preuchcr see how much the neat
compliment pleased her. With the
color tingling over her face, she
sprang over the gnarled roots of the
great maple and ran a few steps up
the path to the edge of the yard,
paused and then hurried on. The
preacher looked after her In bis peer
ing way, while the woodsman strode
up the path and overtook her at the
"I'll run over and do the chores, and
then come bsck," he said.
He walked on a little, way and then
came slowly back. The girl, Just going
Into the kitchen, seemed to know thut
he had turned seemed to know that
he would turn back. With her hand'
on the door casement she waited for .
him to speak.
The man glanced out over the or
chard; up the side of the cliffs; along
the timber line that bearded them;
came back to the eyes. The lnqulsl
tlveness had lessened; the roguislmess
"You let 'im lift y'ul" he mut
tered. With an odd, hard little laugh she
darted In at the kitchen door.
The last flare of sunset had followed
the Wabash out under the rim of the
west by the time Jack Warhope came
back along the orchard path to the
From the porch at the front of the
house came the drone of the banker's
voice, broken occasionally by the
preacher's precise, jerky sentences.
Warhope listened for a moment.
The money-lender was talking about
a quarter-section that he had fore
closed on the day before. The woods
man had heard many an hour of that
talk. With a shrug of his shoulders,
he pushed the gate open and walked
around to the kitchen door.
With a step that the woods had
made light as a falling leaf he slipped
in and stood motionless. The portly,
pudgy form of Mrs. Curry, the house
keeper, was bent over the cook stove,
busy with the supper.
The flit of a shadow and the clink
of dishes in the adjoining dining room
told the grinning intruder that Texie
was "settln"' the table. For such an
occasion there would be a white cloth,
the best silver would be out, and there
would be three candles Instead of one.
The clink of the dishes ceased and
the girl appeared in the doorway be
tween the two rooms. Seeing Jack, she
paused, tried to look severe, but
"Now look at that t"
Mrs. Curry straightened, and ex
claimed: "Big Jack ! Mercy, how you can slip
up on a body."
"Put 'ira t' work, Mis' Curry. We
don't 'low no loafers, do we?"
The housekeeper in reply was inter
rupted by a misbehaving sltlllet and
she turned back to the stove.
Supper was on the table. The woods
man took bis place with- the others.
The banker dropped his hands in his
lap, nodding toward the preacner, and
bowed his head.
The traditions of the Flatwoods
called for a long and sonorous grace
a sort of sermonette when the preach
er was a guest, but the new minister
seemed never to have heard of any
such tradition. The grace he said was
so short, so direct and concise, yet so
beautiful in thought and diction that
the banker looked at him in pleased
Supper over, there fell a moment of
silence the delicious breath of repose
that almost always follows the evening
meal In quiet country homes. The old
money-lender sat marking on the table-
cloth with his fork, as if mapping out
the boundary lines of other quarter
sections that he hoped to have the
chance to foreclose In a short time.
The girl seized the favorable mo
ment, and leaning forward, said:
"Now, Mr. Hopkins, tell us about
my brother Ken. I've' be'n wlshln'
all evening t' ask y'u."
Her father stopped marking on the
tablecloth and sat very still; the
housekeeper crossed her knife and
fork on her plate, as the Christians
at Spain used to do in the days of
Moorish domination ; the woodsman let
his thoughts revel In the faultless pro
file of the girl's face. Tiie preacler
caught the wistful look In her eyes
the subdued eagerness of one who
conld not resist the desire to ask, yet
dreaded the answer. He fumbled his
"P. S. Mr. Colin la dead, v He
died before he could quits fin
ish signing his name."
(TO BBS CONTINUED.)
World's Coldest Place.
The Province of Werchojanesk, in
Oriental Siberia, is the coldest Inhabit
ed place in the world. The daily mean
temperature throughout the year la
2.72 degrees below zero.
"Why don't you get" a new hotel in
PlunkvllleT "It is easier to change
the name of the old one." Louisville